or someone will convey that to them. thank you. >> thank you. we will go to mr. brooks of alabama. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and secretary clinton, it's an honor to be today and i want to thank you for the time that you've spent with us and with the senate for that matter. i'm sure it's been a long day. it's been my experience that truth without credibility is meaningless. credibility once lost is difficult to reacquire. my concern is the degree to which false statements about benghazi had damaged america's credibility, not only here but also abroad. i don't focus on any of your statements in that regard. rather, i focus on some others. on september 16, 2012, on "meet the press," ambassador susan rice stated and i quote, what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. almost a copycat of, of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo, which were prompted, of course, why the video, end quote.